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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 25, 2010 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: NCAA Pool Update

It's been quite a tourney!

A bloodbath for most of us, but dogsinapile has done a great job picking the upsets!

Still a few folks with plenty of points on the table and a number of participants in contention.

Good luck everyone!;entryID=80244

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 25, 2010 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NCAA Pool Update

I can only hope it comes down to me and Ashes, with skuzzlebutt making a strong finish....

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Poster: buscameby Date: Mar 25, 2010 9:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NCAA Pool Update

Watch out Boys n Girls cause I'm comin!

I even picked KSU over my Muskies, what a great game!(I took calculus in HS at Xavier U while attending St Xavier HS in Cincy)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 25, 2010 10:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NCAA Pool Update

Hell of a game - instant classic.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 26, 2010 10:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NCAA Pool Update -Cornell scandal?

Cornell Big Red Basketball: Under Investigation (7 posts)

raoulduke Member

Posted 12 hours ago

Cornell's run to the Sweet 16 as a No. 12 seed may be tarnished after reports surfaced today that all 13 players on the roster have been given elite educations that all but guarantee high-paying jobs after they leave the school.

"It's important to remember that right now these are only allegations -- allegations that we are looking into," said NCAA president James Isch. "But, obviously, if true, this would be very disappointing.

The NCAA has certain expectations and standards. It's not fair for players at one school to be given expensive educations while athletes at other member schools receive basic, remedial instruction that is worth essentially nothing."

According to documents seized from the school's registrar's office, Big Red players have received an education worth $39,450 per year -- or $52,316 including room and board -- totaling more than $200,000 over a four-year career. Compare that to player at a school like Kentucky, where tuition is set at $4,051 -- but with an actual value far below that.

Kentucky coach John Calipari, whose team must play Cornell in the next round, says the disparity troubles him. I don't want to say too much until these reports are confirmed," said Calipari. "But we're talking about more than a $150,000 difference in education per player -- and that's even if my players stayed four years or graduated, which many of them do not. Then these Cornell players are reportedly stepping into six-figure jobs after graduation while my kids, if they don't make the NBA, have absolutely no job prospects or life skills. It's far from a balanced playing field. They are buying the best players by giving them a high-priced education."

In addition to the allegations that they were given an expensive education, many Cornell players have been spotted around campus holding books, studying and engaging in interesting conversations. Others have been seen with people who are known to not be tutors.

Cornell point guard Louis Dale, who is reportedly enrolled in the College of Human Ecology, denied allegations that the Big Red program is cheating. "The discourse on this matter is fatuous and inane," he said, only implicating his program further.